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InfoWorld: VA Linux unfurls desktop box

Apr 12, 2000, 07:25 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Scannell)

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"Trying to nudge smaller software developers towards creating applications for Linux and the Web, VA Linux Systems Tuesday unveiled an $800 Intel-based desktop system that features a full range of multimedia capabilities."

"The StartX SP2, which can be ordered equipped with either a Celeron or Pentium III chip, is preloaded with Red Hat's Linux 6.1; the system will come preloaded with Version 6.2 of the OS by the end of the month. Enhancements made by VA Linux to the open-source operating system include performance improvements to the kernel, recent security upgrades, and a range of bug fixes...."

"Developers can incorporate a rewritable CD-ROM drive that gives them the ability to burn their own CDs with music or data, making data transfer or archiving easier, company officials said. The new unit also features an integrated LAN and Sound Blaster 128V cards, which makes available four full-sized PCI slots for other peripherals."

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